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Sheila  Rae (Pratt)  Cannatti

Sheila Rae (Pratt) Cannatti
  • December 25, 1944 - September 13, 2019
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“We will remember you, dear Sheila, with a smile after all the fun times at our place in Florida and with our tennis and golf years with you and Dom....Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Carolyn Holmes - Marshall, MI

“I'm glad our paths crossed. She taught me a lot and I appreciate all that she did for me. RIP. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Sabrina D - Bellevue, MI - Friend

“I learned so much from Sheila. She was like a second Mother to me for several years. I met Sheila through the United Arts Council, she was a...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Kevin Henning - Quincy, MI

“Sorry to hear of Sheil's passing. She contributed much to Battle Creek. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Susan Powers - Battle Creek, MI

“I am sad to hear of Sheila's passing. We are thinking of her family.Barbara Carton ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Barbara Carton - MI

“She was always a very kind and always had a beautiful smile, R.I.H Sheila ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Marjorie Link - Charlotte,, MI

“Remembering the good times we had on the tennis court, dvrest in peace my friend.. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Esther Shaw - Battle Creek, MI

“We will remember the good times at Higgins Lake, Hutchinson Island, Florida and the many golf tournaments with our love and peace. Carolyn and Bob...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Carolyn Holmes - Marshall, MI

“So very sad to learn of Sheila's passing. I always cherished our time together working on projects that benefitted the community. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Teresa Durham - Battle Creek, MI


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Sheila Rae (Pratt) Canatti of Battle Creek, MI

Sheila, age 74, died Friday morning, September 13, 2019 at the Marshall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Sheila was born December 25, 1944 in Northwood, North Dakota. She was the daughter of Ray & Mary (Landman) Pratt. She was raised in Grand Forks ND where she graduated from St. James High School and attended the University of North Dakota, studying Russian and Political Science.

She married Wendell Berg in 1965 and they were blessed with a son, Todd Berg. In 1984, she married Dominic Cannatti and they continued living in Battle Creek for the duration of their lives.

Sheila was a person who believed "it was the right thing to do", while giving back to her community. Among those organizations that benefited from Sheila's service were the Minges Brook PTA, Junior League of Battle Creek, Art Center of Battle Creek, NonProfit Alliance, Battle Creek Community Foundation, Michigan Council of Humanities, Battle Creek Health System and the Michigan Dental Association (MDA). In 1999, Sheila was honored by Scene Magazine's Woman of the Year. Her talents were many as she also coordinated decorating for weddings, events at the Battle Creek Country Club and homes for various seasons. She enjoyed playing tennis and golf.

Sheila is survived by her son, Todd (Michele Forbes) Berg and grandsons Noah, Levi and Emmet of Ann Arbor, MI; her step-daughter Nancy (Chris) Bredeson, and grandson Nicholas of Bloomfield Hills, MI and her brother Bradley (Janice) Pratt of Mandan ND.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Dominic Cannatti; her parents, Ray and Mary Pratt, and a sister, Sharon Christensen.

A Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends on Wednesday, October 9th at the Battle Creek Country Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Memorials can be made in Sheila's honor to the Battle Creek Community Foundation, 32 West Michigan Ave. Suite #1, Battle Creek, Michigan 49017.

Sheila's final resting place will be with her parents at Calvary Cemetery, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek is assisting Sheila's family.